Thursday, May 24, 2012

Howdy Partner

Hello & happy Thursday everyone! I didn't really have a plan for making this card because I was just playing around with my newest cartridge - "County Fair". I have wanted this cartridge since it first came out, but even on eBay, it was always really expensive. I ended up getting it for $29 in an eBay auction, which I thought was pretty good. I found some Jolee's embellishments that have been in my stash forever & the card just sort of came together. I'm actually quite happy with it. Our 3-year-old Goddaughter is coming over tonight so I think I'll give it to her. She's the only "lil buck-a-roo" in our lives anyway, lol.

So . . . here it is! . . . .

The base is Kraft cardstock, sized at 5 x 7". The background cloud paper is from a Debbie Mumm paper pack. I inked the edges with Tim Holtz ink in "Walnut Stain". The bird & the fence are from the "County Fair" cartridge & the sun is from "Simply Charmed". The rope, saddle, horseshoes & bandanna are from Jolee's. I used the Distressed Stripes Cuttlebug folder on the fence. All of the colored papers are from the color palette on the "Enjoy The Seasons" Imagine cartridge.The bird's face is from the Peachy Keen stamp set called Critter Faces Large. I used Prismacolor pencils to color his beak & to whiten his eyes. It's kind of hard to see but the bird is standing on a little piece of dirt paper, which I got from a John Deere paper pack. I used Stickles on the grass & the sun rays & Glossy Accents on the sun & the little feather thingy on the bird's head.

The sentiments & stars are from 3 different stamp sets by K Andrew Designs. . . .

This is a perfect example of how versatile these stamp sets are. The mix & match options are virtually endless! To purchase these stamp sets or any others please click on the link above or HERE. There are several new releases available for pre-order right now! I guarantee you're going to love them, so head on over & check them out!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

DL. ARTThankful Thursday Challenge, anything goes

Little Scrap PiecesFun Friday Challenge, use green 

Love To CreateChallenge #16, song inspired ("Rodeo" by Garth Brooks)

Go FishChallenge #17, color challenge (use browns and/or Kraft) 

Paper PlaytimeSay It With Sentiments Challenge #74, friendship card

Thanks so much for visiting me today!


  1. Wow Diana! This is absolutely fabulous my friend! I feel like saying YEE-HAW!!!
    You showcased my stamp set perfectly!

    K Andrew
    See My Stamps

  2. Oh my Gosh!! This is just too cute!! There is nothing I love more then a scene card and this one is ADORABLE!! I'm sure your little God daughter will love it! Those embellishments go perfect with it!
    Tracy M

  3. Your card is so cute! I love the buckaroo sentiment - so fun! Thanks for playing with us over at Paper Playtime, hope to see you again soon :)


  4. Diana omg this card cracks me up! So very clever thank you so much for linking it to my challenge this week. All the details you put into this are amazing. It is sure to put a smile on your God daughter face it put one on mine. Karen

  5. This is so stinkin' cute I just love everything about it. I bet the little buckaroo will like it to.
    I actually thought it was a layout because there is so much in there, Thanks for joining my DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY challenge.
    DIANA L.

  6. OMG...this card is so damn CUTE! Love, Love, Looove your card so much!!!

  7. How cute is that little chick? Great card! Thank you so much for playing along with Go Fish Challenge! :)

  8. This is so absolutely adorable, Diana!! I just love the cowboy chick!! The saddle is fabulous!! What an awesome card for your God Daughter :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  9. Holy smokes...this is AMAZING!!! I love all the details and your adorable chick is the cutest!! Super duper fabulous....I gotta find this cart and check it out!
    Great job and thanks so much for joining us in the challenge at GoFish!
    Sherrie K

  10. So Adorable! I love This little "Rodeo" Chick!! Thank you so much for playing with us this week at Love to Create - Song Inspired Challenge!! We hope you come back and play with us again really soon!!

    Many Blessings,

  11. Oh so Adorable!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Love to Create for our Song Inspired Challenge!

  12. Howdy & Congrats! Just came from Little Scrap Pieces & you won the Fun Fri Ch Use Green. Like the card you created for the Western scene. Especially like the saddle embellishment. I want County Fair cartridge and agree that it is expensive so you got a good deal on ebay for it.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  13. So adorable. What a great scene you created ~ I am sure your goddaughter loved it. Thanks for joining us at Paper Playtime this week.

  14. OMG this is so cute. Awesome scene. love your card and all the details. Thank you so much for joining us over at GoFish! Challenge . Hope to see you again.


  15. this is one of my favorite cards you have made! The details are just perfect!

  16. I love this! I just got this cart Friday and am having so much fun with it. That chickie hankie and the embellishments are perfect! Thanks for playing at Paper Playtime. :) Janis